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Elder, Black elder, Common elder, Bourtree, Elderberry, European elder
Sambucus nigra (Elder). This species produces flowers, fruits and seeds that were used as drugs, home remedies and for wine-making.
They will thrive in any reasonably well-drained, fertile soil in sun or shade.
Interest and use
Specimen, wildflower, medicinal, culinary. Summer interest.
- HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
- SoilClay, Humus-rich, Chalky
- Soil pH5.0 to 7.0